Enjoy the Rich History of Wine Country
Sonoma Valley is known for its natural beauty, rich history, and culinary attractions, including world-class restaurants and more than 400 wineries. When you plan your Sonoma group wine tour with the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, you’ll have a chance to explore the rich landscape and history of our region on your way to and from your winery visits. Check out some highlights to include on your next Sonoma group wine tour.
Depot Park Museum
270 1st Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Though the historic depot in Sonoma was destroyed by fire in 1975, the Sonoma Valley Historical Society partnered with the city to rebuild the site and turn it into a community museum. Now visitors can enjoy temporary exhibits free of charge on weekend afternoons, as well as the permanent collection, which includes a glimpse into life here in Sonoma in the 1800s. The Rand Room offers detailed displays on local railroad history—a must for train buffs! Don’t miss the gift shop to snag souvenirs for all ages. A great way to learn a lot about Sonoma Valley on your group wine tour!
Sonoma State Historic Park
(Main Office: 363 3rd Street West)
Sonoma, California 95476
If history is of interest to your Sonoma Valley group wine tour, the Sonoma State Historic Park offers a unique variety of historic landmarks in the downtown area, just off the Plaza. Check out the Mission San Francisco Solano, which houses both museum and art exhibitions as well as a chapel near the Mission Barracks. Both offer docent-led tours on weekends, as does the Toscano Hotel and Kitchen. The Blue Wing Inn and Servants Quarters are also part of the park, and more information on each is available in the official park brochure.
General Vallejo’s Home
West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
General Vallejo’s “Lachryma Montis” estate is named for the Latin translation of an Indigenous title for the spring beside which the home was built: from “Chiucuyem,” or “crying mountain,” the General renamed the land “Mountain’s Tear.” Though the General himself, who wrote a five-volume history of California, passed away in 1890, the property wasn’t acquired by the state until 1933. The house is still furnished with many of General Vallejo’s possessions, and has been carefully restored and maintained for visitors–perfect for Sonoma Valley group wine tours. This California Historical Landmark is open to the public (with docent-led tours available) as the sixth property under the Sonoma State Historic Park designation. The cost to visit is $3, and includes all of the Sonoma State Historic Park locations.
Join us on an exciting Sonoma wine tasting tour through historic Sonoma Valley. We want our guests to truly enjoy a comfortable ride, taste delicious wines of the area, experience an amazing lunch from a local restaurant, and learn about the wineries and history of the area. Our Daily (10:15am – 4:30pm). Learn more here – reserve online here – or call to reserve now: (707) 938-2600